Need help with install

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  1. sublimeswinger

    sublimeswinger SUBLIME Senior Member

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    Ok got all my stuff,new summit alum Radiator, tranny cool, was happy as hell to get it in, and 8 hours later. done. Had hose issues. found a good lower, but the upper we had to rig. Car stays cool. But wait, now the dam thing stals every time i try to move.
    The temp never even got up to 185, it was real low 130 maybe, The top hose is hot, the bottom is not. WTF What now. This was a pain in the ass, and now it seems worse. One problem my friend says , he thinks the upper hose needs to be higher then where it goes into the motor. Im so fn frustrated, i want to drive the car off a cliff.


    I know im babbling but the top hose come out of the top of the raidiator, turns straight up,90's around the smog pump 90's to the left for about 10" and then 90's down into the water neck. (just to give a visual)
     
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    the radiator cap , or the upper tank, needs to be the high point ,so that you dont have traped air in the system, make sure the thermostat is in there and working.
     
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    heres some pics


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    sublimeswinger SUBLIME Senior Member

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    here are some pics of the gages at idle with a little gas.

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    Heres a pic of the temp gage. I used a key to show to hottest it got.


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    What temperature thermosat are you running? Is it fully closed when cold or partially stuck open. Have you checked the actual rad and block temperature with an IR gun, how hot is it? Does the temperature go up to "normal" when you drive down the road?
     
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    Are you sure your thermostat isn't sliding down in the housing since it's mounted side ways? I mean is there enough clamping force to keep the thermostat in place when it's tightened down and not slipping after it's installed? Also make sure there is no air in the system. Looks like with your configuration that the housing would be an easy spot for air to get trapped. Your really not that far off of 180. Center on the gauge is 180 and from your pic your almost there. Have you taken it out for a drive? Good luck finding the culprit.
     
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    :toothy8: Wow....you must be rich......my gas gauge hasn't read full in months.
     
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    shoot my gas ague wont even work and its a autometer
     
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    that looks to be a cross flow radiator, from the sounds of things your concern is running to cold?,, if so replace the thermostat or make sure it is working, these radiators cool very well, you may need to step up the thermostat to a hotter range.......any chance the engine over heated ? causing you to install this radiator? if so you may want to look into a related reason for the stalling from the overheating. just guessing on this
     
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    i too am jelous of that working gas gauge!
     
  13. sublimeswinger

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    Yes it is a cross flow, I just didnt think it would cool this well. lol. The t-stat is a 185 and is in working order. I took it out before and boiled it to make sure it worked.
    Yes i changed it because the slant rad. pop some holes in it. Needed a new one, so i got one for a V8 which is going in.

    Am i just tripping on how cool it runs? last night i ran it for 10 mins in idle, giving it a little gas, otherwise it would stall, when it took my foot off, it stayed running!:cheers:
    Do you think it just take the motor longer to warm up?
     
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    I had to fill it. Someone siphoned my gas!:angry3:
     
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    it is a very good chance it may take 20 minutes or more without driiving it to warm up fully. i have am alum.cross flow in the race car and have to turn off the electric pump to warm it up quickly.. you may have to readjust your choke to stay on a little longer to solve your problem.. hope this helps
     
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